How to Figure Out Your Plant Hardiness Zone

If you've been learning how to plan a garden, you may be feeling overwhelmed. Planning a garden for the first time can be a daunting task and most people don't realize just how much work it actually can be. There is a lot of information that you need to gather before you even … [Read more...]

What is Zaycon Foods and How Can They Help Me Save Money on Groceries?

I'm sure that you love to save money as much as I do. After all, you're reading a frugal blog which leads me to believe that you not only love to save money but that you're actively looking for ways to save money. After 6 years of running a frugal blog, it seems to me that one of … [Read more...]

How to Clean Outdoor Furniture {Without Going Broke}

I love spending time in my backyard. Whether I'm simply sitting on the patio waking up, whether the grill is going with a yummy dinner, or having a fire in the fire pit with friends, you can usually find me out back when I'm not working or helping my daughter with school. Over … [Read more...]

Homemade Diaper Rash Cream

When my Emma was an infant she had GERD something fierce. It still bothers her occasionally to this day, but back then it was an everyday, all day fight for us. Needless to say, we had issues with her getting a diaper rash if we didn't immediately get her dirty diaper changed and … [Read more...]

How to Read Food Expiration Dates to Save Money {The Difference Between Use By and Best By Dates}

Anyone who has ever shopped for groceries knows that until recently it could be incredibly confusing to figure out when a product expired. You had to deal with "expires," "best by," "sell by", "use by" and more. In February, the grocery industry came out and recommended that all … [Read more...]

DIY Sunscreen Bars – Simple to Make with Only 4 Steps!

Summer is coming which means that soon the sun will be blazing down, frying eggs on sidewalks everywhere. Oh wait, you may not be in Texas or Arizona where it actually does get that hot. No worries if not because no matter where you live, you still need an amazing sunscreen … [Read more...]

Ways to Upcycle – 21 “New” Ways to Use Coffee Mugs

How many coffee mugs do you have in your kitchen? If you're like most people, there's a good chance you have quite a few that are never used. I swear there is a coffee mug fairy out there somewhere delivering coffee mugs that won't be used to kitchen cabinets everywhere. Even if … [Read more...]

DIY Upcycled Shopping Bag Holder

Do you reuse shopping bags? You know, those little plastic ones that are perfect for your bathroom or bedroom trash cans? If so, where do you store them? When I was growing up, my mother had those silly things everywhere. You could find them under the kitchen sink, under the … [Read more...]

18 Frugal Food Staples Every Pantry Should Have

Back in 2015, we were trying to pull ourselves up by the bootstraps and recover from the loss of around 90% of our income in late 2014. When we sat down to update our personal budget, we realized that we really need to find a few ways to save money on groceries without … [Read more...]

How to Get Eyeglasses for Free

Recently we discovered that my Emma needs glasses. Now don't get me wrong, I will buy what my daughter needs, but I will also do what I can to save money while doing so. Sometimes I'm able to save and others not so much. It really depends on what particular need I'm trying to … [Read more...]